All the Knödel: How to Make German Dumplings
German Dumplings are one of my favorite things to eat. I've never met a Knödel I didn't like. From Semmel to Potato, Zwetschgen to Leber... I seriously love them all and today, I'm sharing recipes I've found on how to make dumplings.
from Sophie of dirndlkitchen.com
"German bread dumplings are a typical garnish to a nice German pot roast. Imagine bread dumplings soaking up the juicy sauces of that yummy roast to then travel on a fork alongside red cabbage to your mouth. Sounds like heaven, right? Click here for the recipe for these dumplings and mushrooms
"Potato dumplings are these great, little, underrated sidekicks. Just like red cabbage from last week, they are usually not the main gig, but instead are backup singers allowing the big star to shine. They are carriers of sauces, containers of Sauerbraten, … my point being that they are extremely versatile and so EASY and yummy!!
from Oma Gerhild of justlikeoma.com
Want to learn how to make dumplings ("Klöße und Knödel") including the famous and very traditional potato dumplings? You'll find various recipes for those, plus some VERY strange ones in the list below as well.
My very favorite ones are the Thüringer Klösse. These are not only time consuming to make, but also quite a bit of work. Easier are the potato dumplings made from cooked potatoes. Served with my rouladen alternative, flatladen, and sweet and sour red cabbage -- this is a favorite meal at our house. These dumplings were one of my Mutti's favourite’s as well, because they were so quick to make. Of course, the homemade croutons in the middle add the extra touch of "delicious-ness".
How to make ALL the Dumplings ...
- Bavarian Bread Dumplings - Got gravy? Need these!
- Blood Dumplings - Jerome's "Crub" recipe
- Potato Dumplings - Mutti’s traditional side dish for most meats
- Potato Dumplings - “Halbseidene Klösse”
- Raw Potato Dumplings - sent in by George
- Thüringer Klösse - our Sunday potato dumpling
- More Recipes for Dumplings - sent in by our readers!
If you want to try something a bit different, there are the traditional bread dumplings that are so common in the Bavarian area of Germany.
TIP FROM OMA!Make a Trial Dumpling First! When I first started, and not knowing for sure if the dough would hold together, I'd just make all the dumplings at once and put them in the pot of gently boiling water. After my first flop when they all fell apart, I learned to always try one dumpling first. If it held together, I'd form the rest and cook them then.
from My Best German Recipes http://www.mybestgermanrecipes.com
If you run into a leftover dumpling situation, here is a great way to re-purpose your knödel for a new tasty dish: http://www.mybestgermanrecipes.com/fried-german-dumplings/
"The German Spinach dumplings is actually an Italian recipe and is a specialty in the region of Southern Tirol but it has made its way into is the German cuisine as well. I found this recipe on the menu of the German Restaurant Jagstmuehle in Germany They bake them in the oven with cheese as the last step which sounds delicious. These dumplings are so easy to make. Click here for the entire recipe
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika